3D Classics: Kid Icarus 3DS

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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 52
  2. Negative: 7 out of 52

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  1. Mar 10, 2012
    10
    A very wise move for Nintendo as it makes this 8-bit classic a visual masterpiece and keeps to the original game's control scheme. It truly is essential for this game to appear on the E-shop as Kid Icarus: Uprising is on it's way.
  2. Apr 22, 2012
    10
    Gaming veterans should be pleased that the majority of this game still holds to the spirit of the classic NES version. updated graphics and some improvement in the sound effects also add to the charm of this title. the 3D update is a novel touch! the Difficulty is about what you'd expect for a game from the NES era (as in, actually holds a decent challenge) but for newer players thatGaming veterans should be pleased that the majority of this game still holds to the spirit of the classic NES version. updated graphics and some improvement in the sound effects also add to the charm of this title. the 3D update is a novel touch! the Difficulty is about what you'd expect for a game from the NES era (as in, actually holds a decent challenge) but for newer players that aren't used to the levels of difficulty that we older-gamers grew up with, it's a worthy addition to your library. Now's your chance to either relive the bygone days of your youth if you grew up with this title... or it's the chance for the younger crowd to see just what games used to be like back in the 8-bit days. Certainly a challenge and more than worth the price of admission. Expand
  3. Apr 29, 2013
    8
    Pit soars, even after 20 years of collecting dust.

    Kid Icarus on the NES was considered one of the more underrated titles in it's library. Although it had many problems, it still aquired a cult following. What's wonderful is that 3D Classics Kid Icarus is a better game than the NES one. Graphics. Although the graphics aren't that great, this was near the beginning of the N.E.S.
    Pit soars, even after 20 years of collecting dust.

    Kid Icarus on the NES was considered one of the more underrated titles in it's library. Although it had many problems, it still aquired a cult following. What's wonderful is that 3D Classics Kid Icarus is a better game than the NES one.
    Graphics. Although the graphics aren't that great, this was near the beginning of the N.E.S. lifetime. The real awesome thing about the graphics is the 3D. Pretty 8 bit backrounds have been created for this game, which really highlight the 3D. 8.5
    Sound: The sound effects are nice, and the music is amazing. Each track is great, and really has one of the best soundtracks of that era. 9
    Controls: The controls have been made so you can customize it any way you want. The controls are also spot on. 8
    Gameplay: Kid icarus is a wonderful platformer, with many different ways to go about playing it. Add in the extra power ups, and the buyable items, and you have one deep gameplay expierience. Unfortunatly, the game has random difficulty spikes, and some enemies can be super annoying. (AHEM EGGPLANT WIZARDS!!!) 8
    Replayability: The game is quite short. Although there are many things to find, there isn't much of a reason to go back unless you really like it. 6
    Conclusion: Kid icarus 3D classics is a must-buy virtual console game. If you got $6 dollars to spare, then it is worth it. Definetly not for the weak of heart though. 8
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Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 70
    This 3D Classic is surprisingly good given the base material. I actually recommend it highly. Try playing with classic controls first, then custom controls, and see how much different the experience is. As somebody who'd simply dismissed the game up until now, I'm glad I had the chance to play it because Kid Icarus is unexpectedly enjoyable.
  2. Mar 26, 2012
    70
    A classic game that few modern gamers know. You should take a look at it -especially if you're going to purchase Kid Icarus Uprsising- just to see how everything began.
  3. Games Master UK
    Mar 14, 2012
    85
    Essential stuff. [Apr 2012, p.89]